Water-Based Exercises for Chronic Pain Conditions

Water-Based Exercises for Chronic Pain Conditions

Several recent studies analyzed the effects of exercising in water on chronic pain conditions. Results show that water-based exercises are effective in relieving pain in everything from osteoarthritis to fibromyalgia to back pain. A small study of knee osteoarthritis patients, age 46-77, finds that aqua-cycling provides immediate pain relief and reduction for participants.1 In a
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Bed Rest and Muscle Mass

Bed Rest and Muscle Mass

While bed rest is a common recommendation for both injury and illness, studies show that this practice can lead to weakening of muscle mass in patients of all ages. A normal muscle, at complete rest, in the absence of illness, loses up to 15% of its strength each week. The first muscles that are normally
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Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

The American Stroke Association reports that stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and a top cause of disability in the United States. Ischemic strokes are the most common type and occur when a blood clot stops up a blood vessel or artery to the brain. These account for 87 percent of all strokes.
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